Oklahoma Contemporary
A white tabletop with four paintings of flowers spread under two vases holding red and pink flowers

2-D Media

Throughout the year, expert Studio School instructors present classes and workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking and design for students of all levels. Students work with industry-standard equipment and materials, such as professional painting and drawing easels, lighting and an etching printmaking press.

Learn more about the instructors' backgrounds and teaching approaches here.

Tuition for multi-week courses does not include materials. When signing up for a class, all students agree to abide by the policies set forth in the Student Handbook.


SUMMER SESSION
Eight-week classes | July 5- Aug. 28
Four-week classes | Session 1 | July 5-July 26
Four-week classes | Session 2 | Aug. 1- 28

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | June 28
Four-week Session 2 | July 25

Based on recent guidance from the CDC and our local health consultants, we have updated our COVID-19 policies. Because all counties in the Oklahoma City metro area rank in the “low” COVID-19 community level, masks are optional in Studio School. Anyone who would prefer to wear a mask is, of course, welcome to do so.

Interested in more than just 2-D? See our full class and workshop list here.

Four-Week Class | Mixed Media Travel Journals

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 4-25, 2022
  • Cost $125
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Joe Rose III
  • Age Requirements 16
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
A painting of a mountain at night (left) and a painting of a mountain in daytime (right)

Create a mixed media sketchbook/travel journal to document and remember your summer travels, even if you’re only traveling in your mind. Artist Danny Joe Rose III will share mixed media and collage techniques to guide you in developing your personal style. Great for seasoned artists looking to hone their skills or for beginners wanting to experiment and learn something new.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Times vary weekly and can be booked two weeks in advance.

See Open Studio times here.

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Four-Week Class | Cyanotypes

  • Date 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 2-23, 2022
  • Cost $150
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Anna Cox
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Blue paper with white outlines of plants

If you like blue, this class is for you. Cyanotypes are vivid cyan images that are fun and easy to make. This mixed-media class experiments with collage, fresh flowers, found objects, drawing, painting and layering techniques to produce cyanotypes on canvas, paper or fabric. You don’t need any knowledge of cameras or photography.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Times vary weekly and can be booked two weeks in advance.

See Open Studio times here.

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Four-Week Class | Drawing Live Birds

  • Date 2:30-5 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 6-27, 2022
  • Cost $150
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Claire Holloway
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
A pencil sketches of a hawk from two angles

Experience the thrill of drawing trained birds, like falcons and racing pigeons. Spend time watching and working with birds that most of us rarely see up close or for extended periods of time. You’ll learn basic bird anatomy and techniques for drawing birds resting and in flight. Creativity makes people feel good and animals make people feel good — find out what happens when you combine the two.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Times vary weekly and can be booked two weeks in advance.

See Open Studio times here.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Watercolor Landscapes

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022
  • Cost $45
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

This fun workshop explores the basics of painting landscapes using watercolors. Bring a photograph, and artist Jenny Elton will guide you in painting someplace you’ve been and want to remember or someplace you’ve never been but want to visit! No experience necessary.

Registration closes July 1.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is July 14.

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Workshop | Botanical Papermaking

  • Date 12-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 27-28, 2022
  • Cost $125
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Emma Difani
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Create beautiful handmade paper from plants and flowers! This two-day workshop teaches you how to create pulp, shape and size sheets, embed botanicals and utilize natural dyes. Finish the workshop with a stack of custom paper perfect on its own or to use for painting, drawing or decorating. No experience necessary.

Registration closes August 20.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.

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Four-Week Class | Summer Flowers in Gouache

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, July 7-28, 2022
  • Cost $150
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Sylvie Mayer
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
A white tabletop with four paintings of flowers spread under two vases holding red and pink flowers

Let summer’s blooms and greenery inspire you. Learn gouache painting techniques for color mixing, layering and illustrating botanical form and color. A fun way to sustain summer’s bounty all year. Beginners welcome.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Times vary weekly and can be booked two weeks in advance.

See Open Studio times here.

Four-Week Class | Oil Pastel Landscapes

  • Date 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 6-27, 2022
  • Cost $125
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Two paintings of clouds with sunlight behind them

Join painter Jenny Elton to learn oil pastel techniques for creating landscapes. Explore light, shadow, scale and layering in this fun class. Work from photographs or your imagination. Beginners welcome.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Times vary weekly and can be booked two weeks in advance.

See Open Studio times here.

Hours

Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Location

Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

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Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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